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4.3 out of 5

"Pristine condition and beautiful! " More

By a verified traveler on Mon 08 Nov 2021

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Hotel Description

3-star golf hotel near Avalon Pier

City center stay

Steps from the hotel, you'll find Avalon Pier and Catalina Island Museum. Catalina Casino is 0.7 mi (1.1 km) away.

Renovated in 2019

A coffee shop, free WiFi in public areas, and luggage storage are available at this hotel. A safe deposit box and concierge services are also provided.

Classic Room, 1 Queen Bed

Bed Count 1 Queen Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max
$349* Per night/room Sep 6 - Sep 7

Classic Room, 1 King Bed

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 2 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds (ADA)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Suite (Phillip Knight)

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Room, 2 Queen Beds (Atwater)

Bed Count 2 Queen Beds Maximum Occupancy 4 Max

Junior Suite

Bed Count 1 King Bed Maximum Occupancy 3 Max

Hotel Atwater ratings based on 17 Verified Reviews

Review Summary
4.3 out of 5 4.5 out of 5.0
Room cleanliness 4.5 out of 5.0
Service & staff 5.0 out of 5.0
Room comfort 3.5 out of 5.0
Hotel condition 4.0 out of 5.0

Guest reviews for Hotel Atwater

Everyone (6) Couples (7) Family (5)
5 out of 5

Posted by on Nov 13, 2021

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5 out of 5
Pristine condition and beautiful!

Posted by on Nov 8, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 9, 2021 by Kristin Metcalfe

We're so glad you enjoyed our property, Dorothy. We hope to see you again in the future.

2 out of 5
We had a Queen Room which was the equivalent to a cruise ship “cabin”! If you are claustrophobic don’t book the classic queen room!!! No sitting area, no closet, approx 2 ft around bed. Overcrowded with 2 persons.

Posted by , from CARSON on Oct 27, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Nov 3, 2021 by Kristin Metcalfe

Thanks for choosing Hotel Atwater on your recent visit to Catalina, Roy. We are disappointed that you were not satisfied with your room. When we remodeled the property, we kept the rooms at their original size to preserve the property's historical integrity. Our Avalon and Atwater King rooms are larger. We hope we can welcome you on a future stay.

4 out of 5
The check in was very quick, helpful and they even wished me a happy birthday, with chocolates and bubbles!

Posted by , from LOS ANGELES on Oct 18, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Oct 18, 2021 by Kristin Metcalfe

We are so happy you chose to celebrate your birthday with us at Hotel Atwater, Rosemary! Thank you for staying with us, and we hope to see you again in the future.

5 out of 5
Atwater was so easy to find and get to from the ferry. It was right next to the shops and restaurants so very convenient. It was also very clean and nice, and felt fancier than most hotels. The employees were very kind and helpful as well. We would definitely stay here again! Our room was quite small, but we expected that based on the pictures and other reviews. The only other thing was that we had no view. I was thinking we would, as we were on the 3rd floor, but our window faced a small open area and a wall.

Posted by on Sep 23, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Sep 28, 2021 by General Manager

Thank you, Carrie, for staying with us at Hotel Atwater. We are so glad you enjoyed our location and decor. We look forward to seeing you on a future visit.

5 out of 5
This property is fully renovated with beautiful finishes. It is centrally located within steps to everything in Avalon. You receive a room credit that you can use for breakfast at the cafe next door, which was not only convenient but was of great quality. The only suggestion I have for the hotel is to add more hooks in the bathrooms. I had two rooms for our family and since room cleaning only occurred upon request (which was fine), we had towels hanging everywhere in our rooms...on furniture, the shower walls, etc. there wasn’t even a hook to hang a hand towel. We loved our stay and would definitely stay here again, but please add towel hooks in the bathroom!!!!

Posted by on May 24, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

May 24, 2021 by Hotel Management

Thank you for choosing to vacation at the Hotel Atwater. We appreciate you taking the time to leave us a review, especially about the towel racks. We will pass your feedback along to the rest of our staff, and hope you will return to Catalina Island soon.

5 out of 5
Fantastically well maintained , felt bougie and fancy for my BFs birthday weekend! Decor, cleanliness and guest services was all 5 star. Not much that can be done about this on the hotels part, but rooms are very small. They did an amazing job trying to maximize the space, but the vanity part of bathroom was in the room, so theres not a ton of space for privacy. That said, I'd still stay here again!

Posted by on Mar 7, 2021

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Comment from Hotel Management

Mar 9, 2021 by General Manager

Thanks for staying with us at Hotel Atwater. We are glad you chose our historic property in the heart of Avalon. When we completed our remodel in 2019, we aimed to preserve history, and therefore, did not expand room size. We're glad you can see how hard we tried to make the most of what we had! We look forward to welcoming you again.

5 out of 5
Great hotel. Friendly staff. Little bit confusing check in process But overall I really like it

Posted by , from West Hollywood on Oct 7, 2020

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Oct 22, 2020 by Hotel Management

Hello Michael, thank you for your review. We are thrilled you liked the hotel, and our friendly staff. We hope to host you again in the future.

5 out of 5
Great property and front desk staff was super helpful.

Posted by on Mar 11, 2020

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Mar 13, 2020 by Hotel Atwater

Thanks so much for the kind words. We're thrilled our Front Desk was able to provide you with excellent customer service. We hope you stay with us again soon.

3 out of 5
When I booked this hotel I did so under the impression that we would recieve a list of things included with it. Upon check in we were told that they no longer offered those items even though my booking confirmation stated it was included. When I brought it to the attention of staff they told me it was no longer their policy to include the items.

Posted by on Jan 20, 2020

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Comment from Hotel Management

Feb 3, 2020 by Hotel Atwater

We apologize for the confusion. We value your feedback. We recently updated our amenities included in the destination fee to include a breakfast buffet, complimentary bike rentals, casino tour, and so much more. We hope you enjoyed these services, but you were not satisfied during your stay our General Manager, Andrew Allen, would be happy to discuss your stay with you. Please free to call Hotel Atwater and we'd be happy to help.

Property Features

There's a coffee shop/cafe on site. Public spaces have free WiFi. Hotel Atwater also features tour/ticket assistance, concierge services, and a front desk safe. A complete renovation of Hotel Atwater was completed in August 2019. This 3-star Avalon hotel is smoke free.

  • 1 building
  • 95 guestrooms or units
  • 3 levels
  • Towels for the beach
  • Front desk (24 hours)
  • Storage area for luggage
  • Front-desk safe
  • Tour and ticket information
  • Concierge
  • Elevator
  • No smoking on site
  • Coffee shop
  • 1 conference room

Family Friendly Amenities

  • Family property
  • Free WiFi
  • Refrigerator


Available in all rooms: Free WiFi

Available in some public areas: Free WiFi

Room Amenities

Hotel Atwater offers 95 air-conditioned accommodations with tablet computers and safes. Beds feature Frette Italian sheets and premium bedding. Smart televisions come with cable channels. Bathrooms include showers, designer toiletries, and hair dryers. This Avalon hotel provides complimentary wireless Internet access. Business-friendly amenities include phones along with free local calls (restrictions may apply). Additionally, rooms include complimentary bottled water and irons/ironing boards. Housekeeping is provided daily.

  • Tablet
  • Smart television
  • Cable channels
  • Refrigerator
  • Frette Italian linens
  • Shower
  • Housekeeping (daily)
  • Local calls (free)
  • Hair dryer
  • Safe
  • Designer toiletries
  • Telephone
  • Iron and ironing board
  • Air conditioning
  • Ensuite bathroom

Nearby Activities

The recreational activities listed below are available either on site or nearby; fees may apply.

  • Ziplining on site
  • Ecotours nearby
  • Golfing nearby
  • Mountain biking nearby
  • Hiking/biking trails nearby
  • Health or beauty spa nearby
  • Free bicycles nearby


If you have requests for specific accessibility needs, please contact the property using the information on the reservation confirmation received after booking.

  • Wheelchair accessible path of travel
  • Wheelchair-accessible registration desk
  • Accessible bathroom
  • Roll-in shower
  • Wheelchair accessible (may have limitations)

Hotel Policies


  • Check-in time starts at 4:00 PM
  • Check-in time ends at midnight

Special check-in instructions:

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.

Front desk staff will greet guests on arrival.


  • Check-out by 11 AM

Payment types

Children and extra beds

  • Children are welcome.
  • Rollaway/extra beds are not available.

Pet Policy

  • No pets allowed, but service animals are welcome


Extra-person charges may apply and vary depending on property policy

Government-issued photo identification and a credit card, debit card, or cash deposit may be required at check-in for incidental charges

Special requests are subject to availability upon check-in and may incur additional charges; special requests cannot be guaranteed

This property accepts credit cards and debit cards; cash is not accepted

Safety features at this property include a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit

Be prepared: check the latest COVID-19 travel requirements and measures in place for this destination before you travel.

Charges for extra guests may apply and vary according to property policy.

A cash deposit, credit card, or debit card for incidental charges and government-issued photo identification may be required upon check-in.

Special requests are subject to availability at the time of check-in. Special requests can't be guaranteed and may incur additional charges.

This property is managed by a professional host. The provision of housing is linked to their trade, business, or profession. This property accepts Visa, Mastercard, American Express, Discover, and debit cards. Cash is not accepted. For guests' safety, the property includes a fire extinguisher, a smoke detector, and a first aid kit in each accommodation. This property advises that enhanced cleaning and guest safety measures are currently in place. Disinfectant is used to clean the property and commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant between stays. Social distancing measures are in place; staff at the property wear personal protective equipment; a shield is in place between staff and guests in main contact areas; cashless payment methods are available for all transactions; masks are required in public areas. Contactless check-out is available.

  • Service animals are allowed
  • Service animals are exempt from fees/restrictions
  • Guest accommodation is not sealed after cleaning
  • Electrostatic spray is not used for disinfection
  • Cashless transactions are available
  • Masks are compulsory at the property
  • Staff temperature checks are not conducted regularly
  • Temperature checks are not available to guests
  • Bed sheets and towels are not washed at a temperature of at least 60°C/140°F
  • Contactless food service / room service is not available
  • Commonly-touched surfaces are cleaned with disinfectant
  • Reservation is not required for facilities onsite
  • Property confirms they are implementing guest safety measures
  • Contactless check-out is available
  • Property is cleaned with disinfectant
  • Staff wears personal protective equipment
  • Mobile key entry is not available
  • Protective clothing is not available to guests
  • Food service not has not been amended for enhanced safety
  • Shield between guests and staff in main contact areas
  • Property does not follow sanitization practices of any association
  • Staffed front desk
  • Guests are not provided with hand sanitizer
  • Social distancing measures are in place
  • Contactless check-in is not available
  • No rollaway/extra beds available
  • Property confirms they are implementing enhanced cleaning measures
  • Smoke detector
  • Individually-wrapped food options are not available
  • Debit cards
  • No gap period between guest stays


Guests will be asked to pay the following charges at the property:

  • Resort fee: USD 44.80 per accommodation, per night

The resort fee includes:

  • Partner property beach club access
  • Beach towels
  • Internet access

We've listed all charges provided to us by the property.

Optional extras

Hotel Names

  • Atwater Avalon
  • Atwater Hotel
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  • Atwater Hotel Avalon
  • Hotel Atwater Catalina Island/Avalon, CA
  • Hotel Atwater Catalina Island/Avalon
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  • Hotel Atwater Avalon
  • Hotel Atwater Hotel Avalon

You should know

  • Reservations are needed for golf tee times. For reservations, contact the hotel before arrival using the contact information on the booking confirmation.
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Frequently Asked Questions

*Price based on the lowest price found within past 24 hours and based upon one night stay for two adults over the next thirty days. Prices and availability subject to change. Additional terms may apply.